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Issue 16, 2014
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Methane storage in metal–organic frameworks

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Natural gas (NG), whose main component is methane, is an attractive fuel for vehicular applications. Realization of safe, cheap and convenient means and materials for high-capacity methane storage can significantly facilitate the implementation of natural gas fuelled vehicles. The physisorption based process involving porous materials offers an efficient storage methodology and the emerging porous metal–organic frameworks have been explored as potential candidates because of their extraordinarily high porosities, tunable pore/cage sizes and easily immobilized functional sites. In this view, we provide an overview of the current status of metal–organic frameworks for methane storage.

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19 Jan 2014
First published
21 Mar 2014

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 5657-5678
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Review Article
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Methane storage in metal–organic frameworks

Y. He, W. Zhou, G. Qian and B. Chen, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5657
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00032C

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